Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the July Giveaway for a brand new 26" Thruster® Street Style BMX Cruiser Bicycle

New product launch: WIN an innovative aeroe Spider Rear Rack


Quick Chain Link??'s
#1
Hey  Guys,

Was MTBing the other day and was about 9 miles in, a 16 mile ride, and a couple hours of daylight left, when the 9 speed KMC quick link broke on my chain. As soon as I saw what happened, I started to think, "This is going to be a long walk back!". I calmed down some and thought, "I believe I put a extra quick link in my backpack." Sure enough, I did. Whew!... I had a single speed link and a 6,7 and 8 speed quick link. I then relized I was riding a 9 speed MTB. Well, to make a long story short, I tried the 6,7 and 8 speed quick link and it seemed to work fine and got me back.
I know they make quick links for 6,7 and 8 speed chains and quick links for 9 speed chains... Is there a difference??
Also, why do you think the 9 speed quick link broke??... Is this common with the KMC quick links??

Thanks!!
  Reply
#2
Breakage is extraordinarily rare unless it was bent.

There is a fraction of a mm difference between 8 and 9 speed chains, just enough that 9 speed will not work with 8 speed.  As you found out, in a pinch 8 speed quick links will work with 9 speed chains, but will be a little too loose, which may or may not cause a problem.
Nigel
  Reply
#3
Just make sure when you put in a quick link that the close end of the clip is facing direction of rotation. As per break did it break or did the clip fall off. On my motorcycle I used to safety wire the clip.
Never Give Up!!!
  Reply
#4
Hi George;

Quick links for derailleur chains are symmetrical, there are no open ends.  It sounds like  you are describing a master link for single speed (and IGH) chains.
Nigel
  Reply
#5
I am just dating myself. Did not have those in my days. :-))
Never Give Up!!!
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
651
09-02-2019, 12:23 AM
Last Post: Painkiller
 
4,517
08-09-2017, 02:19 PM
Last Post: Desmond
 
7,111
06-30-2015, 02:49 PM
Last Post: Painkiller
 
SpeedBikeNut32
5,994
01-20-2015, 10:02 PM
Last Post: SpeedBikeNut32
 
7,411
01-13-2015, 05:28 AM
Last Post: benj
 
3,729
10-03-2014, 07:53 PM
Last Post: jmullen0401
 
5,366
09-29-2014, 11:48 PM
Last Post: DaveM
 
8,040
08-26-2012, 11:47 PM
Last Post: Bill

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Dork disc - remove it or keep it?
Today 08:39 PM
Post a photo for aeroe Spider Rear Rack
Today 06:27 PM
26" Thruster® Street Style BMX | July 20...
Today 01:24 PM
Creaky crank with play and loosening
Today 11:21 AM
2020 road cycling season
Today 07:18 AM
FD cable pull on opposite side of frame
Today 04:18 AM
60s Viner Repainted..?
Yesterday 06:23 PM
budget speedometer
Yesterday 10:44 AM
Pinging noise fixed
Yesterday 08:08 AM
Need advice on Bike Rack
Yesterday 02:07 AM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
74 posts
no avatar 2. CharleyFarley
21 posts
no avatar 3. Painkiller
14 posts
no avatar 4. Papa Dom
10 posts
no avatar 5. G_M
8 posts